In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, he lamented over the dilemma of his earlier life when he tried in vain to live up to the precepts of his Jewish religion. (Romans 7:15)
Like the pre-cross apostle Paul, why do we Christians sometimes fail to do what we want to do, and instead do the very things we really do not want to do?
Actually, Jesus Christ, along with the Apostle Paul, and other writers of the Bible, offer a composite, definitive doctrine of whole-hearted living in contrast with half-hearted living. Not their own doctrines, understand, but God’s doctrine.
And, if we are willing to listen and learn from them, the truths they share can carry us far away from the sophistry of our times and into the truth and freedom of what it means to be a whole-hearted new creature in Christ.
My heart illustrations are designed to help readers better understand some of the more abstract biblical descriptions of the critical hidden or invisible spiritual aspects of man.